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Old 12-13-2009, 10:44 PM
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I rarely post on here but thought I would share my two mailboxes I made from an old 40's hood not even sure what it was from. Sorry I don't have any build pics it seems I always take pics at the end but am so into the build I forget to snap shots of the process. Any way I got the idea from some websites that sold versions of these in wood for way over $100. I just bought the cheap Wally word mail box for $8 and cut up a trashed hood I had lying around. The hot rods motor is from an old pennzoil promotional lunch cooler they were giving away with the purchase of a case of oil. I have the hot rod one mounted up and I am waiting to see if it survives for awhile (I knocked this one out in about a day so not too attached) then I will replace it with the firetruck (which took more time and is my profession). hope you like'em.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:12 PM
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Those are cool!! Build another one so you can take pictures of the process.

Where did yo get the grill sticker for the firetruck?
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:13 PM
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I really like them. Nice job.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:06 AM
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cool ........
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:04 AM
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Nice job. Judging from the size, you sure must get a lot of mail!

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Old 12-14-2009, 09:00 AM
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those are great, thanks for posting...
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:12 AM
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Thanks for the positive feed back. Sam good eye on the firetruck grill it was the only thing left of my old store bought plastic mailbox which I paid $50 for. It was a plastic shaped body that covered the regular box in the shape of a '33 ford till some kid ripped it off and only left the grill. That's why I made the hot rod one (it weighs about 20 lbs and is fully welded) to see if it survives (I also put up a cctv camera to see if I can catch the punk). My neighbor is a retired railroad engineer and I plan on making him an old locomotive mailbox for christmas I will post pics the build on that one.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:38 PM
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Since it's steel now, you could electrify it.

When I still lived at home, we always had a wasps nest in the mailbox. Every year. My Dad and the mailman were friends from high school, so Dad would never get rid of the nest and the mailman would always try to shove the mail clear to the back of the box. Now that's friendship! [ddev
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:50 PM
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Nice job tfdcruiser. Those are really nice.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:21 AM
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Ingenious! I love em. But ---- in my area they wouldn't survive the baseball bat attacks. Can't wait to see the RR Loco box. I would love one of those myself. I actually saw one years ago and have kicked myself since for not getting it. Build On!
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